Jenna Larue Hobbs – Fitness Model Statistics
- Name: Jenna Larue Hobbs
- Height: 5’9″
- Weight: 128 pounds
- Date of Birth: 05/05/1986
- Hair Color: Dark Brown
- Bust: 34
- Waist: 24
- Hips: 34
- Location: Texas
- Website: www.JennaLaRue.com
Jenna Larue Hobbs – Fitness Model Interview
Can you tell us a little about yourself?
I am a very ambitious young individual. I have been modeling for 7 years now and have been in the fitness industry ever since I have been old enough to work. I believe fitness is very important for everyone and should be taken seriously and fit in our everyday life style. I have a degree in science and work as a personal trainer, aerobics instructor, and professional model. Everything I do I have a passion for. I am certified in Les Mills classes which is the highest rank certification you can get to teach aerobics. I teach anything from Spinning, Pilates, Yoga, Piyo, Bootcamp, Kids fit, Glutes, and Abs class. I love motivating people to reach their fitness goals.
I have done modeling for many different things, I do print work such as target ads or fitness articles in magazines, hair and fashion magazines, promotional modeling for Miller Lite, NASCAR, Crown Royal, and Ring Girl work for different MMA organizations. I won my hometown modeling contest with a total of 200 contestants and was sent to NYC for a paid trip plus modeling contract and was published in hair and fashion magazines nation wide. My agencies include Exxcell Model and Talent, GC Marketing, and Team Enterprise. As I stated previously, I am very ambitious and strive for my goals. I hope to only succeed further in my modeling and fitness career.
How did you get started in the fitness field?
As soon as I turned 16 I walked into our local Gold’s Gym here in Texas and asked for a job. I was hired on the spot as the front desk girl where I made protein shakes and took care of all front desk duties. It all started from there, then I moved to teaching aerobics and personal training and found my true passion in life.
What is the #1 thing you like best about being into fitness?
I keep my body the healthiest it can be, it makes me feel good about myself, and the feeling I get when I am helping others to reach their fitness goals. I have gotten some of the most rewarding compliments over the years from people who I have helped and that’s what keeps me going, knowing I can help change someone’s life for the better.
What has been your biggest accomplishment in the fitness field?
With no doubt, helping someone change the way they look and feel. Knowing that I was there to help and push them is a great indescribable feeling. That big smile on their face of confidence once they have reached their goal.
What is the best way to get started in the fitness modeling industry? Should I just contact the photographers directly or should I use an agency?
First all I believe you need to have a true passion for fitness and modeling. It isn’t easy modeling for one and definitely not all glitz and glamour like it is made out to be. Standing under hot lights for 10 hours isn’t very fun. The modeling industry is very challenging as well, you have to keep your head up high and have a lot of confidence in yourself because you will not always get picked for everything or accepted into every agency you apply for. You can’t let that stop you, some agencies just look for certain looks at specific times. My advice for someone would be to try to find some sort of representation to help you get modeling jobs.
Please describe a typical day for you. What is your daily routine like?
I wake up, EAT BREAKFAST (which everyone should do), head off to the gym at 8:30 to teach my 3 back to back classes which are spinning, Piyo, then kids fit. After that is over with and I’m about to fall over dead I drink a protein shake that does not consist of a lot of sugar. I go home, take a shower and get ready for another job, which is either some modeling event or personal training clients. I eat some lunch before I head out, do my other job until sometimes 9 at night, I TRY to squeeze my dinner in before then but if I can’t I will try to eat something lower in carbs that night. Go to bed, wake up and do it all again.
I don’t have that much time during the day to workout, so I really want to burn major calories in a short amount of time. What is the #1 “bang for the buck” cardio exercise I should do to burn serious calories?
PLY METRICS would be the key to a quick fast fat burning, lean muscle building workout. It gets your heart rate up super fast and wears you out in seconds! I would also suggest a short run with sprint intervals, set yourself a goal to sprint to this mail box, or that house, it speeds up the heart rate faster. The key here is INTERVAL training.
How much weight (pounds) should I focus on losing every week? What is a safe amount to make sure I keep it off?
1 to 2 pounds a week is SAFE, anything over that really isn’t good for the body. You still need the right nutrition for your body. If you starve yourself you will only put that weight back on and maybe even more. Trust me, just be patient! Eating right ( 5 to 6 small meals a day), exercising, and drinking lots of water, will do the trick. You did not gain weight in a day, you will not be where you want to be in a day.. hang in there and you will be where you want to be!
What type of food or supplements should I take before and after my workouts to help me see results in gaining lean muscle and losing fat?
Foods high in protein are good to feel you up longer such as, grilled chicken, tuna, turkey, fish, any lean meat will do the trick really. You may want to add some greens with this along with some brown rice or sweet potato. Organic Apple Cider Vinegar is HORRIBLE tasting, but will help shed those pounds off in no time. It is something I have all of my clients use and I personally use when I am trying to cut a few pounds. It helps burn fat as well as helps the digestive system. A good tip is to chase it with something after taking a shot or two of it.
How do you deal with cravings for junk foods, sweets and salty food? I can stay on a diet for maybe a few weeks but I eventually get really bad cravings and binge on snacks and fast foods.
I am the world’s WORST for having a sweet tooth. I can totally side with you there. What I suggest to clients is HAVE IT, pick ONE day a week where you can have that one thing you crave the most. If you deprive your self of that food for so long, it will only lead to binge eating which is what you do not want. You have to reward yourself every now and then, just not everyday. Monitor your portions and how many times you have this junk food. Usually a weekend day is the best!
I’m trying to create a healthy shopping list to stick with. What are some of the main foods I should include to maintain a lean and muscular physique?
Lean meats, Greens, fruits, nuts, low-fat or fat-free dairy, such as sting cheese, yogurt, cottage cheese, whole grain breads and cereals, sweet potatoes, and of course water. Stay away from any sodas or diet drinks of any sort.
I’m about 35 pounds overweight. I have never started an exercise program and really don’t know where to start. What tips can you give me to get started on the right track?
Don’t overdo it, start off slow and work your way up. Listen to your body and don’t try to push yourself over the limit. For example, start off with fast walking mixed with jogging, other than running mixed with sprinting.
I tend to eat out most of the time and really don’t know what healthy foods to order from the menu. What tips do you recommend for eating out at restaurants to make sure my diet will not suffer?
Grilled options are always better than fried. Salads are always a good choice, just watch out for those sneaking fatty dressings they put on them. Ask for low-calorie or fat-free options instead.
What exercises do you recommend for getting a bigger, rounder and fuller butt?
One word PIYO, it is a mixture of yoga and pilates and changed my butt for the better. I literally had people asking if I had gotten butt implants haha but at least people noticed right? If you don’t have time to take a class, glute lifts work very well along with lunges, squats, ply metrics, and walking lunges. After you get the hang of these exercises try adding weights with them.
What is the most challenging thing you deal with about consistently staying in top shape?
Well staying in shape is something I will always do because of the way I feel after a workout and the way I feel in my clothes. A lot of people look at me as a role model and someone they would like to be fit like, so it is another added pressure along with modeling to keep me that way. I love pressure though.
Please describe your normal diet. What do you eat in a typical day to stay in shape?
- Breakfast: 3 egg whites, 1 yolk. 1 slice of whole wheat (not enriched) bread. Small banana, non-fat yogurt, and glass of water.
- Mid-Morning Snack: Protein shake mixed with water with one scoop of all natural peanut butter added.
- Lunch: Turkey sandwich on whole wheat bread, apple, sting cheese, and water.
- Mid-Afternoon Snack: Either and Apple with peanut butter, or handful of nuts and berries.
- Dinner: Grilled chicken, sweet potato, brown rice, asparagus or green beans, and glass of water.
What type of exercises do you include in your routine to stay in shape?
- Strength Training Exercises: I do light weights with a lot of repetition, I feel that free weights are better and more challenging than the machines. Resistance training is also very effective for toning, find a resistance band and feel the burn fast!
- Cardio Exercises: Spinning is a great way to burn loads of calories. If I’m not teaching spin I will do on out cardio deck and switch up my routines, I may run on the treadmill for 15 min, move to the stair stepper for 10, and then off to the elliptical for 10 or so min. That way you don’t get bored with just being stuck on the treadmill for a long amount of time and you are targeting different areas.
- Additional Training: Pilates, yoga, piyo, abs , ply metrics, sprints, and pushups /sit ups.
What are the top 5 tips (specific exercises, diet advice, etc) you recommend for developing toned and defined arms?
1. YOGA (it has you doing a lot of plank work which is great for the arms)
2. Pushups (try using a bosu, it makes them more challenging)
3. Weight training (light weight, high repetition will get you that toned look)
4. Resistance band (wrap the band around a pole and do flys with it)
5. Cardio (leans you out so you can see the muscles coming through)
What are your top 5 tips for losing unwanted body fat?
1. Eating right (5 to 6 small meals a day)
2. Exercising ( at LEAST 5 times a week for at least 30 min a day)
3. WATER (at LEAST a gallon a day, it flushes the body and helps increase metabolism as well as keeps you full)
4. Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
5. Motivation (put a pic up of someone you would like to look like so you see it first thing every morning)
What are your top 5 tips for gaining lean muscle mass?
1. Weight training (light weight, high repetition)
2. Resistance training
3. Ply metrics
4. Protein (whey is good)
5. Eating right
What are the top 5 tips you recommend for staying motivated on a fitness plan and truly making a healthy lifestyle change?
1. Looking at the one picture every morning that motivates you
2. Try on a pair of jeans once a week that you like, they should start being easier to get in little by little.
3. Dedicate yourself, know that you have to go to the gym or exercise, it needs to be a part of your lifestyle.
4. Stay focused on what you want and what you are striving for.
5. Make a diet journal of what you have eaten and the exercises you have done.
What is your training routine like? (Please include a few details – training split, sets/reps, exercises, types of cardio, etc.)
- Monday: I weight train about 20 min before I teach spinning, piyo, and kids fit. I usually do chest on this day, I will do about 20 -25 reps with light weight. (abs are included in piyo)
- Tuesday: Run/sprint outside if the weather is right. If not, I go to the gym and switch up my machines on the cardio deck.
- Wednesday: I weight train for about 20 min before my classes again only this time I will do arms which includes triceps and biceps. About 20-25 reps and using only 5-10 pounds free weights. (Abs included in piyo)
- Thursday: Same as Tuesday (cardio day)
- Friday: Weight train for Legs only I use heavier weight since my legs are strong from spinning and yoga. For about 30 min, then teach my spinning, piyo, and kids fit class. (Abs included in piyo)
- Saturday: Short Jog maybe 20 min or so
- Sunday: OFF DAY!
What are the top 5 tips (specific exercises, diet advice, etc) you recommend for losing fat around the stomach and developing a toned and defined midsection?
1. Eating the 5 to 6 small meals day along with exercise
2. Drinking the water (at least a gallon)
3. Organic apple cider vinegar ( I believe in this stuff)
4. Shock your body, switch up your cardio and weight lifting routines
5. When you think you may be hungry you may only be thirsty, try drinking a glass of water first and go from there.
What are the top 5 tips (specific exercises, diet advice, etc) you recommend for toning the thighs, hips and butt?
1. Well you already know I’m going to tell you pilates, yoga, or piyo for that
3. Lunges, walking and jumping
4. Walking at a fast pace for at least 30 min
5. Diet and water